ETHEL WATERS SINGS | ON WITH THE SHOW! (1929) Photo$650.00
[Los Angeles: Warner Brothers, 1929]. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo. Minor creasing down right-side margin. Near fine.
Ethel Waters performs one of her signature songs, “Am I Blue?”, in her standalone number in what was the first all-Technicolor musical film (that was two-strip Technicolor, though today only black-and-white prints exist). As was the practice of the period, Black performers were relegated to standalone musical sequences which had nothing to do with the storyline and could be excised in Southern states.
Still is coded “DWS 67”. Library use stamps on verso.